Amy Lorrayne Moore


Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006


  Amy Lorrayne Moore

Amy Lorrayne Moore

Longtime Sterling resident and homesteader Amy Lorrayne Moore died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by family and friends. She was 82.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling. Pastor Alan Humphries officiated. A memorial potluck followed at the Sterling Senior Center. A celebration of Mrs. Moore’s life will be held at a later date. Her ashes will be scattered on the Moose River in Sterling.

Mrs. Moore was born June 3, 1924, in Sanger, Texas. She came to Anchorage in 1952, living there until the summer of 1958. That summer she moved to Sterling on the Moose River, where she and her husband and children homesteaded.

Mrs. Moore worked at the Sterling School cafeteria from 1973 to 1976 and at Myla’s Fashions in the Blazy Mall from 1976 to 1980. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies Shriners and Sterling Homemakers. She loved crafts, flowers, gardening, sewing and cooking.

“She was a homesteader who lived many years without the comforts of modern conveniences and never complained. She dedicated her life to her five children, husband and many grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and no one ever left her house hungry. She was always concerned and passionate for her friends and family,” her family said.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Viva G. Lewis; and grandsons, Dwayne McFarland, Arthur Congdon and Eric Moore.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jesse P. “Cotton” Moore of Sterling; daughter and son-in-law, Myla and Lee McFarland of Funny River; sons and daughters-in-law, Shyamadeva and Peshanidevi Dandapani of Anchorage, Todd and Kirsten Moore of Soldotna, Mark and Loretta Moore of Sterling and Denty and Kristyne Moore of Sterling; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Marquitta and Mike Andrus of Soldotna and Renee and Kenny Merkes of Sterling; granddaughters, Jessica Moore of Soldotna, Marissa and Lacey Moore of Sterling, Lisa Moore of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Kayla and Cody Moore of Soldotna; grandsons, Chad Moore of Sterling, Matt Moore of Soldotna, Robert Carlson of Redding, Calif., and Eric Moxey of Anchorage; great-granddaughters, Jossie Moore of Palm Harbor and Kendra, Jordan and Maranda Merkes, all of Sterling; great-grandsons, Keaton and Aaron Andrus of Soldotna; and extended Alaska family, Jane and Jim Fellman, Jan and Bill Drew, Larry and Rocky Gossman, Austin Collier and Carolyn Gatson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2453, Soldotna, AK 99669, or to the American Diabetes Association, Anchorage Office, 801 W. Fireweed Lane #103, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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